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disavov aged resource page links?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by AckAck, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. AckAck

    AckAck Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm working on an aged domain from 2006 that has over 50 "resource" pages from link exchange. I deleted our resource page a few weeks ago.

    The sites themselves are all related in my niche.

    Should I disavov those links in google webmaster?
     
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    I recommend you just keep improving the site and wait and see... The very last thing you should ever do is disavow. I wont say never disavow... just don't be in a hurry to do it.
     
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    If I'm dancing around on page 5, then next week it's a page 2...then goes back to page 5 for a very competitive keyword. This wouldnt mean because of my old skool backlinks right?
     
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    Anything is possible. When my pages are at a baseline and go up or down for a week and then return to the baseline I consider it a processing fluke on Google's part and not a change to the baseline.... The only change that counts is the change that lasts over time. You still need to try your best to keep improving the situation. If those old links are your best theory and you will sleep better at night without them then sure. Disavow them, but understand that your rankings can go down when you lose links that aren't hurting you so just understand the risk.

    The good news is that if you are on page 5 it sounds like you aren't competitively tuned for your keywords. Look at how people on page one use the search term and how often they use it. Compare that to your page. I bet there is a big difference. I would fix that before disavowing links because most of the time when I meet people with the same problem you have it turns out that no human being at Google cares or even knows of your website and that the people psyched themselves out about penalties because they ran out of things to try or simply didn't wait long enough.

    My advice is still "try more things, wait longer" ... then if all else fails disavow some stuff. :)

    And remember it can take up to 22 days for Google to process a content change on your website... That is the longest I've seen it take on my own sites.
     
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